4. Stop being a fanboy/fangirl
If we’re honest with ourselves, most of us will admit that at some point in our lives, we displayed some sort of irrational favoritism towards a console, publisher, or series. Not only that, but our love of that particular brand made anything else automatically suck, at least in our minds. It’s okay if you spend your childhood collecting anything Nintendo-related, even if that meant defending the Virtual Boy through game-induced headaches. Or maybe your teenage obsession with Final Fantasy made you curse any non-Squaresoft RPG. Admitting it is the first step.
And once you’ve taken that step, it’s time to move on. The difference between being a fan and being a fanboy (or girl) is that the former doesn’t have an unhealthy, irrational bias. It’s okay to not like the PlayStation 3 because you personally prefer the Xbox 360; insulting all PS3 gamers to defend your own console preference, on the other hand, is silly. And if you’re an adult doing all these things, this resolution is a must for you. Let 2013 be the year that you stop writing things like “Wiitard,” “M$.”. Otherwise, you’re just letting people know that your opinion is irrelevant and your statement should be skipped.